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Astrological sign of Aries
The twelve Zodiac signs are an astrological version of birthstones in addition to the twelve months according
to the Gregorian calendar.

Dates: March 21 - April 19

First Sign of the Zodiac: The sign of the Ram

Birthstone of Aries: Diamond

Alternate Birthstones of Aries: Bloodstone, Topaz
Sapphire, Jasper, and Aquamarine

Ruling Planet of Aries: Mars

Ruling Element of Aries: Fire

Birthstone and Zodiac Signs
The signs of the Zodiac, including Aries, are used to cast horoscopes from astrological calculations which are used as a guide to personality, relationships and business affairs. The Zodiac sign of Aries represents the placement in the sky where the sun was during the time of birth and, in the case of Aries, influences people who were born between the dates of March 21 - April 19. The Zodiac sign of Aries is ruled by Mars, one of the planets in the Solar system. The planet Mars rules over the gemstone, or birthstone Diamond. The Diamond has its own unique properties relating to color, crystalline structure, character and abilities. The Diamond gemstone, or birthstone assigned to Aries is believed to influence both positive and negative personality traits and characteristics of those born under the astrological sign of Aries.

Aries Characteristics & Personality
Aries (the sign of the Ram) is the first sign of the Zodiac, influencing people born between March 21 - April 19. The Fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are associated with action, passion, and energy. Combined with other elements, fire feels that earth will smother it, water will drown it, but air will fan and enliven it. Those born under the sign of Aries possess positive characteristics and personality traits and are often described as:

         Loyal

         Patriotic

         Courageous

         Adventurous

         Confident

         Passionate

Negative traits - apt in some circumstances to be:

         Boastful

         Vain

         Intolerant

         Selfish

         Impulsive

The Aries Birthstone - the Diamond
The birthstone for Aries is the Diamond. The Zodiac sign of Aries also responds to Bloodstone, Topaz Sapphire, Jasper, and Aquamarine. The tradition of giving gifts of jewelry containing these stones dates back thousands of years. The gemstone, or birthstone Diamond is believed to conduct the energies of the planet Mars with which it is sympathetic and that wearing jewelry containing the gemstone will focus the energies of the planet and sign through the gem.

Properties of the Diamond - the Aries Birthstone
The properties with which the Diamond, the birthstone of the Zodiac sign of Aries, is associated are as follows:

         Enhancing relationships and increasing inner strength

         Balance, clarity and abundance

Healing Properties of the Diamond
The healing properties of the Aries birthstone are reputed to be effective for health problems relating to:

         Brain diseases, pituitary glands

         Used to draw out toxins and therefore was used as a remedy for poison.

Gemstone Diamond

Myths & Legends about Diamond

April Birthstone: Diamond

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